Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Book Review: Same God, Other God: Judaism, Hinduism, and the Problem of Idolatry. By Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Clooney Same God, Other God
[Classical Hindu thinkers perfected their orthodoxy and orthopraxis in part by critiquing alternatives. Relying on hierarchies in knowledge, education, morality, and even human nature, they judged other positions defective versions of their own. Theists additionally found God implicitly present in other incomplete, misguided beliefs providentially permitted by God for a time. Likewise, Hindu theorists of